The Governor's Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. A function of the Georgia Department of Education, it takes place on the campus of Valdosta State University. The 2012 program will be the 49th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.
During November and December, South Effingham High School Future Business Leaders of America helped provide Thanksgiving dinner to a needy family and fill Christmas wish lists for 17 children, all in the county. FBLA partnered with Future Educators of America and Family Career Community Leaders of America and respective classes to bring in numerous donations to help fill wishes for less privileged children in the county.
High schools in Effingham County will be on a seven-period day schedule for the 2012-13 school year.
Monday morning most students at South Effingham High School didn't know what to think as part of the cafeteria had been blocked off with crime yellow scene tape.
Effingham, meet Chef Jean Yves Vendeville.
The Effingham County Retired Educators Association recently held their annual Grandparents Day essay contest. The contest was open to all fifth graders in the Effingham County School system. The essays were judged by local retired educators. There were three winners from each of the eight Effingham County elementary schools. The Effingham Retired Educators would like to thank Duane and Karen Engel, owners of Pappa's Pizza in Springfield, for their generous donation of prizes for all the winners.
After appealing to the Georgia Department of Education, South Effingham High School met Adequate Yearly Progress for 2011.
Melissa Nease has been chosen as "Parent of the Month" for December at Rincon Elementary School.
ST LOUIS-Meredith Arrington, agricultural educator at Effingham County High School, is one of 36 individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given Nov. 19 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) annual convention in St. Louis.
Blandford Elementary School participated in an international cup stacking competition recently. The event promotes mental and physical fitness, as well as dexterity and agility.
South Effingham's FBLA club attended a motivational rally in Perry by the annual State Fair. While at the fair, the FBLA members who traveled on the trip listened to a guest speaker discuss his journey through many different eras of time.
Marlow Elementary held its annual fall festival and it was a success with the help of many, including South Effingham High NJROTC and members of SEHS Future Business Leaders of America.
South Effingham High School's Future Business Leaders of America members brought in a variety of candy to create trick-or-treat goody bags for the Backus Children's Hospital. Members who attended the meeting helped stuff and tie off approximately 30 treat bags.
The 2011 Marching Band season is history and the South Effingham Marching Mustangs had another banner year. The marching band begins its season each July with band camp, where band members learn basic marching techniques and the mechanics of their competition show.
Georgia Southern University has been named one of the most military friendly universities in the country in "Military Advanced Education's 2012 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities." Georgia Southern will be featured in the December 2011 issue of the publication.
As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance, children and adults enjoyed the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is home to some of the nation's best online education programs, according to the 2014 Best Online Programs list from U.S. News & World Report.
Montrez Johnson is Sand Hill Elementary School's top speller for the 2013-14 school year.
HARROGATE, Tenn. - Lincoln Memorial University conferred the degrees of 652 graduates on Dec. 14 at its annual winter commencement exercises.
Cold and rainy weather did not deter cadets from Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC from participating in an annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville. This was the fifth consecutive year cadets helped honor deceased veterans by being a part of the 45-minute ceremony, held indoors due do the weather, and then helping place wreaths on more than 500 veterans' graves.
Two students from Effingham County were among 565 students recognized for scholastic achievement for the 2013 fall semester at Georgia Southwestern State University.
MILLEDGEVILLE - Kristian Page from Springfield earned a bachelor of science degree in outdoor education from Georgia College on Dec. 14.